Sherbrooke tries out new street painting system
The City of Sherbrooke will carry out a pilot project for the use of a more sustainable painting process on streets. Caroline Gravel, director of the Urban Infrastructure Department, discussed the subject while elected officials approved the purchase of a new machine to paint street markings at the last city council meeting.
The equipment in question is considered more efficient, more precise, faster, and can contain two colors at a time, in addition to incorporating distance measurement and laser alignment. It promises to increase the current efficiency rate by 50 per cent in situations where yellow and white must both be used in the same sector, including intersections in residential areas. It will cost $40,000, but the savings are expected to help absorb the cost within a year-and-ahalf.